Wm. Robert (Bob) Pope, Jr.

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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Nashville, TN

Pope Law PLLC
 | 2000 Richard Jones Rd, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: 615-554-1922
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (70%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney WM. Robert (Bob) Pope Jr. is the founder and owner of Pope Law, PLLC, in Nashville, Tennessee. Nationally recognized as one of the best attorneys in the country, Mr. Pope has more than 46 years of total legal experience, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to clients across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Tax litigation

    ·       Tax controversy

    ·       Criminal tax issues

    ·       Tax collection

    ·       Bankruptcy and tax litigation

    ·       Bankruptcy and insolvency taxation

    Early in his legal career, Mr. Pope spent more than six years working as a trial attorney in the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Chief Counsel. During this time, he gained considerable experience with federal tax laws as well as effective trial strategies. Since establishing his own private practice, he has focused primarily on tax procedures and processes of the IRS as well as the Tennessee Department of Revenue, maintaining a particular focus on litigation.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Pope regularly works with accountants and accounting firms as well as other tax attorneys to help define and work through processes and procedures with which those professionals may not be familiar. He also counsels business owners on various tax-related matters along with representing them during workouts and bankruptcy proceedings, tax controversies and other serious financial issues.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Pope has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America© along with the organization's Lawyer of the Year Award in 2016 and 2018 as the Best Lawyer in Nashville for Tax Controversy and Litigation. He has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    Mr. Pope is a fellow and regent of the American College of Tax Counsel, and he sits on the Tennessee Federal Tax Conference's Organizing Committee. In addition, he has served three terms as president of the Tennessee Federal Tax Institute, where he is also the organization's trustee. He is also a member of the Southeast Region Bar IRS Liaison Committee, and the American Bar Association's Tax Section and Tax Collection Bankruptcy and Workouts Committee, he has served as director and treasurer of the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute.

    Mr. Pope began his legal career in 1974 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his license to practice from the Tennessee Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee as well as before the U.S. Tax Court.

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    Practice Areas
    • 70%Tax: Business
    • 20%Bankruptcy: Business
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Tax Law, Bankruptcy Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2016 - 2020

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    About Wm Pope, Jr.

    Admitted: 1982, Tennessee


    • Best Lawyers Listing: 2007 - 2018
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers
    • 2016 and 2018 Best Lawyer of the Year: Tax Litigation and Controversy, Nashville
    • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel; Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, Tax Section
    • Tennessee, 1981
    • Member, The Planning Committee, Tennessee Federal Tax Institute, 2007
    • United States Tax Court, 1974
    • North Carolina, 1974
    • Trustee, Tennessee Federal Tax Institute, 2017
    • Tax Collection, Bankruptcy and Workouts Committee, Section on Taxation American Bar Association [One of Founding Members, Past Chair and current Member], 2017
    • Member, SER-IRS Bar Liaison Committee, 2016
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    2000 Richard Jones Rd
    Suite 250
    Nashville, TN 37215

    Phone: 615-554-1922

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    Last Updated: 4/12/2021

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